People Divulge Mildly Disturbing Facts They've Learned

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You ever hear a fact that makes you ever so slightly uncomfortable?

You can't go on looking at life quite the same, though, your world hasn't changed....much.



u/Garfunckel asked:

What is a fact that is mildly disturbing?

Here were some of those answers.


The Gays Do Not Approve

Joe Exotic's husbands weren't gay.

El_Cuate

As a gay person this really did disturb me. He was so predatory. He met them when they were little more than kids and got them hooked on it for sure. And I was really troubled on that story they touched on briefly about the 12 year old boy who was "teaching him magic" for, hilariously, anti-drug presentations at schools.

Leohond15

Reset Button

The universe could end at any given moment, and we wouldn't even notice.

And by end, I mean wiped out in terms of both space and time. None of this would have ever happened.

(Wish that novel had gone through.)

ionised

Killing For Fun

Dolphins are known to brutally kill baby porpoises for no reason. They don't eat the porpoises, and the porpoises don't antagonize them in anyway.

fartygrandma

We Will Never Know

Nobody knows the motives of Stephen Paddock, the guy who did the 2017 Vegas shootings. No political or religious affiliations, no recorded reason for doing it. 59 killed, 869 injured in the attack and nobody knows why.

owl_of_minerva1994

Zoonotic Parasites

Genetic testing has shown that head lice and pubic lice have separate origins. Head lice have remained with us since we split off from our chimp-like ancestors. Pubic lice, though, were found to have originally come from gorillas.

Nonyflah

But Not On Purpose

Cows on average kill more people per year then bears, snakes, scorpions, alligators, crocodiles, and even sharks.

Deers kill more people per year than Cows!

BigBabyProfit

The Future Freaks Me Out

There is a date on the calendar that is the day you die. Could be Jan. 1, could be July 20, could be September 12, whatever it is, there's a day with your name on it. And mostly likely already there has been a random day where you thought, now what's the date again today? And that was the future date of your inevitable death.

Write_What_I_Like

It's For The Oppression

We can put a man on the moon, bend time and space in a mine shaft in Illinois but can't develop and establish a technologically competent, federally universal, state compatible, audit friendly permanent voting system in America.

WaterzGrace

Community Trash Cans

There's a higher chance to find a dead body under your bed than your trashcan (i'm talking about a trashcan that is meant for all of the people in the building)

TasevskiA

Antiquated

That intersex new born babies genitalia are surgically changed to look more of a stereotypical "penis" or "vagina". Often times without the parents consent.

Eliza_Alexia

Sugar, Oh Honey Honey

How beeswax is made.

A specific group of bees fill up with honey as much as possible and then hang in chains, one attached to the next, from the top of the hive to the bottom. As they hang there, slowly tiny white plates of wax form between the shell-like layers of their abdomen and protrude out from in-between the layers. Other bees gather these up and chew them a little bit to soften them and they're then used to build cells or whatever repair jobs are needed in the hive.

jippyzippylippy

Uhhh....

Female cats cycle via induced ovulation. The male tomcat has barbs on its penis (if he's not castrated) that cause the female cat a considerable amount of pain. These pain signals go to the brain and tell the ovaries to send out an egg to be fertilised. Always thought that was kinda f*cked up.

vet_girl86

Interplanet Threat

I've been haunted by this thought for a while but us humans don't serve a real purpose to this universe, we don't benefit it or even help it, we just happen to live in it and sh*t on it and once the earth becomes uninhabitable due to us we will just teraform a new planet and do the exact same thing to it on and on until our species dies out. I am sorry if this may have offended anyone or hurt anyone and I do not intend to do so

the_spaghetti_bandit

More Common Than We Think

I noticed this morning while researching, epidemics and pandemics happen much more commonly than I think most people realize. Obviously, bigger ones are rarer, but at any given time there's two or three little bugs going on somewhere around the globe that could grow much, much larger.

4AcidRayne

My Organs Didn't Like That

The joke going around stating, "at least all of my organs are on the inside" is fully inaccurate, as the skin is technically one of the largest organs of the human body, and is meant to stay on the outside. Meaning that it would much more accurate to say, "at least I don't have lasting damage on my largest organ."

E-Rhae-35-717

The End

There is a date on the calendar that is the day you die. Could be Jan. 1, could be July 20, could be September 12, whatever it is, there's a day with your name on it. And mostly likely already there has been a random day where you thought, now what's the date again today? And that was the future date of your inevitable death.

Write_What_I_Like

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